Sampson H. Butler

Sampson Hale Butler (January 3, 1803 – March 16, 1848) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Sampson Hale Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – September 27, 1842
Preceded byFranklin H. Elmore
Succeeded bySamuel W. Trotti
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Barnwell District
In office
November 26, 1832 – December 19, 1835
Personal details
Born(1803-01-03)January 3, 1803
Edgefield District, South Carolina
DiedMarch 16, 1848(1848-03-16) (aged 45)
Tallahassee, Florida
Resting placeTallahassee, Florida
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materSouth Carolina College

Born near Ninety Six, Edgefield District, South Carolina, Butler attended the country schools and South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Edgefield, South Carolina.

He moved to Barnwell, South Carolina, and continued the practice of law. Sheriff of Barnwell County 1832–1839, he then served as member of the State house of representatives from 1832–1835.

Butler was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1839, until September 27, 1842, when he resigned.

He resumed the practice of law. He moved to Florida and died in Tallahassee, Florida, March 16, 1848. He was interred in a cemetery in that city.


  • United States Congress. "Sampson H. Butler (id: B001189)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Franklin H. Elmore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel W. Trotti